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The RipStation BR6-7604 may will be used for shipments that include 15 approximately 10 or more pieces of optical media all of which belong to one of ; this wiki page outlines two workflows based upon the following categories (follow links for more information on media identification):


  • When all barcodes are entered in userdata.txt, save the file alongside the appropriate application:
    • RipStation (for CDDAs): C:\Program Files\MF Digital\Ripstation
    • RipStation DataGrabber (for data discs and DVD-Video content): C:\Program Files\MF Digital\Ripstation DataGrabber

  • Finally, load discs onto the RipStation input spindle(s), ensuring they are in the same order as they were entered on the userdata.txt file (i.e., first disc on the first spindle is the first barcode in the file).


The RipStation application can be launched from a shortcut on the desktop of the dedicated workstation:


On start-up, the RipStation will check for another running instance, close it, and then initialize the software. A CMD.EXE window will open and inform the BDPL technician of these operations:


  • Rip sequentially
  • Rip all tracks to one file

NOTE: these selections are essential for the RipStation to produce the correct output and match barcode values from userdata.txt with the correct discs.

Launch Batch

Additional configuration of the software requires BDPL staff to launch the batch operation.  Click the red circle on the left of the top menu in the main interface:


  • Client Name: enter current shipment ID in YYYYMMDD format
  • Number of CDs: 0
  • Output Formats: check box next to WAV v1 (NOTE: if WAV v1 is not listed among the options, click the 'Add' button and select it from the menu that opens.)
  • Output path:
    • Check the box next to 'Use this output path'
    • Browse to 'D:\Local Audio' for the output path
  • Check the box next to 'Do not connect to Internet for metadata' (NOTE: IU general counsel has ruled that no commercially-produced audio CDs should be replicated; as a result, no applicable metadata should be available for our content.)
  • Check the box next to 'Audio files only'

Output Formats - Edit

If the BDPL technician selects the To access additional configuration options, select the WAV v1 file format from the 'Output Formats' box and clicks click the 'Edit' button, ; an additional 'Output Proprerties' window will then open.  These settings should not require adjustment before each batch, but should be checked nonetheless.

Under the 'File Names' section, be sure that the 'Tracks' textbox includes the value: %C\%0\files\%0.wav

NOTE: This setting will ensure that files are saved to the appropriate folder structure (%C refers to the shipment ID and %0 refers to the barcode values from userdata.txt).  No other options should be selected in this window.


After reviewing the settings, make sure the drives on the workstation are empty and closed; then click the 'Start Batch' button at the bottom of the 'Start a new batch' window:


  • 'Reject discs which are not recognized' (time limit should be set to 2.5 minutes)
  • 'Rip sequentially'

NOTE: RipStation DataGrabber will not correctly align barcode values from userdata.txt with content if 'Rip sequentially' is not selected.


Under the 'Reports' tab of the Preferences window, be sure to check the option to 'Log full batch log to file.'


  • Copy CDDAs to Scandium: for audio CD content extracted with the RipStation software.
  • Copy Data and DVDs to Scandium: for data discs and DVD-Videos extracted with the RipStation DataGrabber software.

NOTE: copies of the batch files themselves are stored at C:\tools on the RipStation machine.

Click on the appropriate shortcut to start the copy process.  A new CMD.EXE window will open and you will be prompted to enter the shipment ID:


Once the BDPL RipStation Ingest process completes, the BDPL technician should proceed to post-process materialmaterials.  This procedure will involve taking discs from the RipStation output spindle(s), checking the barcode for the succes/failure of the Ingest process, reuniting the disc with its case or enclosure, and then creating scanned images of the physical items.


Retrieve a disc from the output spindle and reunite with the case/enclosure from the stack that was maintained nearby.  Make sure that the barcode values on the disc and case match!

Type or scan the barcode value at the prompt:


Alternatively, the tool will report the failure of any step in the Ingest process failed (or if the RipStation failed to acquire content):


Reasons for failure will range from a content mismatch (i.e., a data disc was included in the CDDA batch process) to the failure of a specific step during the Ingest workflow.  The digital preservation librarian can will review any failures; in many cases, running the disc through the standard BDPL Ingest Tool workflow will result in success due to improved tool performance.